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Archibald MacNeilage | Inducted between 1920 and 1948

Noted Clydesdale breeder and editor of The Scottish Farmer from its inception in 1893.

1859-1931 | Artist: Benjamin S. Kanne (1897-1952)





Impact & Accomplishments


Born in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Archibald MacNeilage was a breeder of Clydesdales and secretary of the Clydesdale Horse Society. He participated in the early importations of the breed to America.


After graduating from Glasgow University, where he became interested in journalism, MacNeilage contributed regularly to the Livestock Journal. Around 1890, he became secretary for the Scotland Agricultural Discussion Society. Perhaps most significantly, however, he was editor of The Scottish Farmer from 1893 until his death in 1931, and there, contributed much to agricultural communication in the country.


Did You Know?


The Scottish Farmer has been informing and entertaining farmers since 1893 and in 2020 it is recognized as the number one farming publication in Scotland.

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